Glenn Nelson Hurst, 69, Schoeneck, owned Glenn’s Excavating, WFMC member

By on September 3, 2014

Glenn Nelson Hurst, 69, of Schoeneck, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at his residence.

He was born in Ephrata to Nora (Weaver) Hurst and the late Raymond Hurst.

He was a member of the Weaverland Frame Mennonite Church in East Earl Township. Glenn was the owner/operator of Glenn’s Excavating for many years.

Glenn is survived by his mother: Nora (Weaver) Hurst of Denver; his loving wife of 48 years: Jerilyn (Weaver) Hurst of Denver; five children: Byron G., husband of Joyce D. (Martin) Hurst of Denver; Michelle D., wife of Brian Z. Nolt of Reinholds; Audrey B., wife of Merle M. Good of Newmanstown; Philip S., husband of Glenda B. (Zimmerman) Hurst of Denver; and Jerilyn R., wife of Sheldon I. Martin of Denver; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers: R. Richard, husband of Mary (Newswanger) Hurst of Newmanstown; E. Earl, husband of Irene (Martin) Hurst of Newmanstown; and two sisters: V. Jane, wife of David Martin of Ephrata; and Janet Faye, wife of LeRoy Sauder of Lebanon.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Ardell.

Services were held Sept. 3 at Weaverland Frame Mennonite Church. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

Raymond ‘Cliff’ Sweigart

82, formerly of Akron, truck driver, enjoyed beach, fishing and his dogs

Raymond “Cliff” Sweigart, 82, formerly of Akron, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Denver Health & Rehabilitation Center, Stevens.

Born in Ephrata, a son of the late Raymond and Anna (Adams) Sweigart, he was married 17 years to Joyce L. (Yerger) Sweigart. His first wife, Faye (Burkholder) Sweigart, died in 1996.

A truck driver and member of the Teamsters Union, he enjoyed the beach, fishing, food and his dogs.

Also surviving are children: Cheryl Dunn, Ephrata; Kathleen (Michael) Delmotte, Mountville; Melanie D. Fiant, Marietta, Ga.; Donna Leturgy, Reinholds; and Clifford Sweigart, Denver; grandchildren: Jesse, Brad, Shawn, Amy, Lori, Lisa, Laura, Jason, Jessica and Tom Jr.; nine great-grandchildren; and his sister: Rosaline Brendle, Ephrata. He will also be missed by his dogs: Buffy II and Jenna.

Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, is honored to be assisting The Sweigart Family with private arrangements. To offer the family online condolences, visit

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